Georgetown News
Men's Basketball - Thu, Oct. 27, 2011

Georgetown College men's basketball team started with an explosion in the Chris Briggs era. The Tigers (1-0) shot 61.6 percent Thursday in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym and cruised 116-43 over Miami University Hamilton. Six players notched double-digits, led by newcomer Allan Thomas' 22 points.

The Harriers (0-1) got the early lead when a pre-game dunking violation forced a pair of free throws, but back-to-back baskets from senior Maurice Pearson put GC ahead for good. The center finished with 19 on the night.

"We are 1-0 and it is always good to start 1-0," first-year coach Briggs said. "But we have a tough challenge on Sunday. I reminded our guys Park knocked us out of the national tournament. We have two days to get ready."

Johonne Hamilton dropped in 17, Garel Craig 15 and Aaron Morris and Tyrone Shelley each had 14 points. Ironically, Shelley and Morris also notched 10 rebounds for a double-double in the opener.

Russ Middleton added eight points, Josh Lockett had six points and Anthony Crater had one.

"We got a lot of good solid play from everybody," Briggs said. "It makes you feel good."

MUH was led by Derek Brockman's and Will McCray's 10 points.

Thomas demonstrated his comfort for his new gym. The junior hit six of the 10 three-pointers he took. The defense was not shabby either, holding the Harriers to 19 percent shooting and forced 29 turnovers.

Park University comes to Georgetown Sunday for a 1 pm tip in the first of a pair of home-and-home games.


 
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